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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Informix vs. Microsoft Access

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelWide column storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Document store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.82
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.24
Rank#247  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score25.51
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score129.47
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.ibm.biz/­eventstorewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_1.1.2/­eventstore/­welcome.htmlinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
msdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperDataStaxIBMIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Microsoft
Initial release2011201719841992
Current release6.7, December 20181.1.314.10, March 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, ScalaC, C++ and JavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingActive-active shard replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACIDACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replicationyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUser level access controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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Datastax EnterpriseIBM Db2 Event StoreInformixMicrosoft Access
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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